My adventures in the Book World by way of reading and bookselling.
My journey to becoming a writer.
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Hello! I’m Earl.
I live in Portland, Oregon- a city of readers, a wonderland for book lovers.
I work at a wonderful children’s bookstore where I am surrounded by amazing, inspiring stories and come across many “kindred spirits.”
I volunteer with various literary nonprofits.
For fun, I love to visit other bookstores and libraries.
I firmly believe that book people are the best people.
I hope you join me as I share some of my recent reads, my bookish travels, and my ups and downs as I try to get published.
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I will entertain people with my stories.
I will be a successful published writer of children’s books.
I will promote literacy, especially in children’s lives.
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES
Shining a little light on our Neighborhood Stars for December– The Hollywood Star News; December 20, 2016
Volunteering Fuels My Passion for Books– United Way of the Columbia-Willamette; April 23, 2018
Volunteer Spotlight– Multnomah County Library; August 9, 2018
2018 Volunteer Awards Honorees– Multnomah County- Office of Community Involvement; 2018
Meet the 2019 Cabot Community Celebrity Cruise Honorees– Points of Light; August 8, 2019
Feature– Cabot Celebrity Cruise; 2019
The Bookworm– Portland Monthly; Spring 2022 issue / Online March 24, 2022
QUOTED AND/OR MENTIONED
“Children’s Institute 3 in Photos”– Publisher’s Weekly; April 23, 2015
“Children’s Books Take Center Stage at Children’s Institute”– Publisher’s Weekly; April 24, 2015
“Children’s Institute 5 in Photos”– April 13, 2017
“Jacqueline Woodson Named Sixth Ambassador for Young People’s Literature”– Library of Congress; January 4, 2018
“Second Annual Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Winner and Honor Books Announced”– The Children’s Book Council; May 2, 2018
“Diverse- and Strong Female- Characters Dominate Children’s Discussion at PNBA”– Publisher’s Weekly; October 11, 2018
“People with disabilities, particularly kids, are seeing themselves in more books”– The Oregonian/OregonLive; March 20, 2019
“You’re Quarantined and Your Kid Runs Out of Books to Read”– April 2, 2020